Are You A Shopping Addict?

Are You A Shopping Addict?
One might think women would be more likely than men to be shopping addicts, but in fact the stats are similar. According to a Stanford University study, about 6% of women and 5.5% of men are compulsive shoppers. So, what causes people to become shopping addicts?

Professionals have slightly different theories, but they consistently agree that compulsive shoppers buy with the idea that their purchase will relieve some emotional pain. The emotional pain ranges from self-esteem issues to childhood trauma to a genetic predisposition.

Get heart palpitations when you find boots on sale? Find out if your love of shopping is bordering on addiction.


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